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The Resource Industries without smokestacks : industrialization in Africa reconsidered, edited by Richard S. Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp, (electronic resource)

Industries without smokestacks : industrialization in Africa reconsidered, edited by Richard S. Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp, (electronic resource)

Label
Industries without smokestacks : industrialization in Africa reconsidered
Title
Industries without smokestacks
Title remainder
industrialization in Africa reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard S. Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By 2030 more than three quarters of the world's absolute poor are projected to live in Africa. Accelerating economic growth is key to rising incomes on the continent, and central to this challenge is establishing activities that are capable of employing large numbers of unskilled workers, that can raise productivity through innovation, and that can power growth through exports. Such structural transformation is a key driver of growth, and between 1950-1996 about half of the economic catch-up by developing countries (led by East Asia) was due to rising productivity in manufacturing combined with growing agricultural output. Africa, however, has lagged behind.0In 2014, the average share of manufacturing in GDP in sub-Saharan Africa hovered around 10 per cent, unchanged from the 1970s, leading some observers to be pessimistic about Africa's potential to catch the wave of sustained rapid growth and rising incomes. Industries Without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa econsidered challenges this view. It argues that other activities sharing the characteristics of manufacturing- including tourism, ICT, and other services as well as food processing and horticulture- are beginning to play a role analogous to that played by anufacturing in East Asia. This reflects not only changes in the global organization of industries since the early era of rapid East Asian growth, but also advantages unique to Africa. These 'industries without smokestacks' offer new opportunities for Africa to grow in coming decades
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Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1951-
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  • Newfarmer, Richard S
  • Tarp, Finn
  • Page, John
Series statement
WIDER studies in development economics
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  • Industrialization
  • Manufacturing industries
Label
Industries without smokestacks : industrialization in Africa reconsidered, edited by Richard S. Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
A study prepared by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002131809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 451 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198821885
Lccn
2018947009
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002131809
Label
Industries without smokestacks : industrialization in Africa reconsidered, edited by Richard S. Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
A study prepared by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002131809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 451 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198821885
Lccn
2018947009
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002131809

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